Monday, February 22, 2010

Mayor readies plan to fight Nashville poverty

A plan to reduce Nashville's poverty rate will be presented today by Mayor Karl Dean. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. in the Board Room at the Metro Action Commission, 1624 Fifth Ave. N. In September 2008, the Poverty Reduction Initiative was started and action committees formed to focus on improving child care, economic opportunities, health care, housing, employment, neighborhoods and food availability for those in poverty. The report will include recommendations in each category. — MITCHELL KLINE THE TENNESSEAN

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